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Ref: LO-01Location: LancashireDate: 01/06/2020  send to a friend
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Production Planner
To 30k + Benefits

We are delighted to assist our client, a global FMCG Manufacturer and Distributor, in their search for a Production Planner at their site close to March, Cambridgeshire. Reporting into the Production Planning Manager, you will be responsible for the planning of production by individual line numbers SKUs, in order to ensure orders are completed on time and as efficiently as possible.

As Production Planner, you will be expected to:

Monitor current raw material stock holding levels against forecasted short term order volumes.

Maintaining the accuracy of the raw material and packaging MRPs as appropriate.

Maintaining excellent customer service levels internally and externally.

Communicating effectively with all key stakeholders.

Ensuring that production schedules match the availability of raw materials.

Minimising waste of raw materials.

Deliver core daily tasks to support with the delivery of the Planning KPI measures including:


Customer service.

Dwell time.

Planning accuracy.

Site stock availability.

Updating the MRP and ERP systems with all forecasts and monitoring the sales vs the forecasts and making necessary adjustments with suppliers and production schedules.

Planning ahead covering range changes and peaks for raw materials and packaging.

Reviewing daily/weekly forecasts and highlighting anomalies.

Plan the production lines and allocate labour against available capacity in order to ensure that orders are completed on time and as efficiently as possible

Ideal Candidate for Production Planner:

Experience in a similar role within FMCG environment.

Proficient at using IT systems, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel package.

Experience with an ERP System.

Excellent communication skills

Excellent numerical and literacy skills

Accuracy and attention to detail

Excellent planning and organisational skills

Ability to work under pressure and with own initiative

Excellent problem solving and analysis skills.

Apply now for immediate consideration.

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